B.F.A. in Dance + Teaching Certification— Register to Audition

Register to Audition

Applicants must audition to be considered for the B.F.A. in Dance.
Please note that audition dates precede application deadlines.

How can I audition?

Auditions are available on campus, at regional events, or online. Applicants who audition online may be asked to visit UT Austin to attend class with our faculty before a final admissions decision will be made.

What takes place at a typical dance audition?

On-campus auditions last from 8 a.m.—2 p.m. and consist of a ballet class, a contemporary class, interviews with our faculty, tours, Q&As and a demonstration from current students. Applicants will receive detailed instructions for how to prepare after registering for their audition.

How do I register to audition?

Choose ONE of the following options (click to register):

Friday, November 14

Saturday, November 15

Friday, December 5

Online Audition should include:
• Ballet Barre, executing each of the following once: plies, port de bras, battementtendu, battement degage, rond de jambe a terre, fondu, grands battement and balances in retire and attitude derriere. (Up to 3 minutes)
• Ballet Center, performing the following: 1 adagio exhibiting developpé devant, a la second and promenade in arabesque, 1 turning combination with en dehors and en de dans pirouettes in retire, 1 petite allegro combination, 1 grand allegro combination. (Up to 5 minutes).
• Contemporary Combination, performing modern technique or improvisation. Please state which option you choose and who created the combination. (64 counts minimum, Up to 1 minute)
• Personal Introduction including UTEID (30 seconds)
• Dance Resume
•Headshot

If attending a live audition, submit an artistic resume and headshot to tadadmissions@utexas.edu before your audition date. If auditioning online, be prepared to upload these documents with your audition media.

Important Information and Deadlines

Freshmen Applicants

1. Applicants must begin the ApplyTexas application before registering to audition (you will need your UT EID). The Department will only consider applicants who list our majors as a "first choice".

It is critical to submit the university application, along with all supporting documents, by the UT Austin deadline of December 1. Applicants may check the status of their application through their MyStatus page.

2. Register for a live audition through the Department Application or submit an online audition through Acceptd (please do not complete both). Department Applications and online audition submissions are due by December 1, or three days before an intended live audition.

Applicants will automatically be considered for the B.A. in Theatre in Dance should they not be admitted to the B.F.A. in Dance Studies.

Transfer Applicants

The B.F.A. in Dance + Teaching Certification is a four-year sequence of training. Regardless of the coursework you may have pursued with another institution, this program expects students to progress through the curriculum with the ensemble group they are admitted into. For this reason, we recommend transfer applicants consider the flexibility of the B.A. in Theatre and Dance, rather than the rigid structure of the B.F.A.

1. Applicants must begin the ApplyTexas application before registering to audition (you will need your UT EID). The Department will only consider applicants who list our majors as a "first choice".

It is critical to submit the university application, along with all supporting documents, by the UT Austin deadline of March 1. Please note that the department's audition deadline precedes the UT application deadline. Applicants may check the status of their application through their MyStatus page.

2. Register for a live audition through the Department Application or submit an online audition through Acceptd (please do not complete both). Department Applications and online audition submissions are due by December 1, or three days before an intended live audition.

Applicants will automatically be considered for the B.A. in Theatre in Dance should they not be admitted to the B.F.A. in Dance Studies.

For more information, please contact:

Alyse DeSoto
Assistant Director of Admissions
tadadmissions@utexas.edu

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